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Arkansas ( Top 10% )
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  • Prepare cost estimates for clients
  • Read blueprints and follow state and local building codes
  • Determine the materials and equipment needed for a job
  • Install pipes and fixtures
  • Inspect and test installed pipe systems and pipelines
  • Troubleshoot malfunctioning systems
  • Maintain and repair plumbing sytsems
Josh Gross
Master Plumber and Plumbing Service Manager
High School
Bentonville High School
Where I Trained
Northwest Technical Institute (NWTI)
What I earned
Journeyman Plumbing License; Master Plumbing License

"I completed school much sooner than my peers. I also got started in a career much sooner than most, allowing me to be financially secure, buy my first home and start saving money for my future while a lot of my peers were just finishing school with a lot of debt."

"I decided that I wanted to be a plumber because it gave me the opportunity to work with my hands. I get to solve people's problems and learn something new every day. As a service plumber, I am able to work with customers and solve different problems daily, as opposed to being on a job site doing the same thing every day."

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